Time Magazine recently did their lead story on the powerful changes taking place in the market place as women move toward overtaking men as America's breadwinners. Their statistics will be debated but one thing is clear — child care and nurturing kids is becoming more of a mutual responsibility of both mothers and fathers. What does the prophet Isaiah's use of mothering metaphors teach us about our God's attitude about mothers and His care?
References: Isaiah 49
"Sleep in Heavenly Peace"--it's the final line of the first stanza of the most famous Christmas carol. It conjures up images of Currier and Ives nostalgic drawings and chestnuts roasting on an open fire, but is this the peace Dr. Luke has in mind when he tells us his version of the Christmas story?